Sendai POW Camp #9-B
Sakata, Yamagata

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Sendai #9-B
Satellite map
Aerial (Apr. 1948; courtesy of Japan Map Archives)
Area map

20 Sep 1944: Established as Tokyo 22B- British arrive at camp
14 Apr 1945: Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 9-B
Established as Sendai 9-B
Sep 1945: Rescue effected

Story of British POW "Wally" Mole- survived sinking of the hellship Kachidoki Maru
Obituary of Dr. Jim Roulston, doctor with the British 18th Division Royal Engineers

Courtesy of Patricia Slater, daughter of British POW George Otter:

Slave Labor:
The men were used by NITTSU (aka Nippon Express) as stevedores at the train yards and at the docks, loading and unloading all forms of materials, including military equipment and ammunition. Some work at small foundry. Port of Sakata on west coast of Honshu.

Hell Ships:
Most British, Dutch & Aussies camp up on the Kachidoki Maru. Most Americans transferred in from burned out camps in the Osaka or Tokyo areas. Included were 29 Australian survivors of the Rakuyo Maru. Five of these survivors died in this camp.

Total = 294 POWs (248 British, 26 Australian, 20 other nationalities)
Americans (15) - no deaths
British (248) - includes thirteen (13) deceased
Dutch (5)
Aussies (26) - includes five (5) deceased
Located in Record Group 407, Boxes 11 & 12; transcribed and edited by Roger Mansell
Complete data set

Roster Aug. 15, 1945 (RG 389 Box 2070)
Original roster with NOK (RG 389 Box 2071) - British, Australian, US, Dutch

Lt. Don C. King Recovery Team #63 Reports:
Investigation #1 with description of facilities
Investigation #2- recovery of items
Report of travel to investigate possible other civilian camps in area